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Investigation of electromyographic activity during salat and stretching exercise


Ibrahim, Fatimah and Ahmad, Siti Anom Investigation of electromyographic activity during salat and stretching exercise. In: 2012 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engieering and Sciences (IECBES), 17-19 Dec 2012, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. (pp. 335-338).


Salat is a formal prayer practice by all Muslims. When performing salat, it involves with several movements namely standing, takbeer, bowing, prostration and sitting. The study was to quantify and compares the muscle activity (surface electromyographic signal) during Salat and stretching exercise. Three main movements in Salat (takbeer, bowing and prostration) and similar stretching exercises to the Salat movements were investigated. Thirty one male and female volunteers were participated in this study. The activity of the four investigated muscles: biceps brachii, triceps brachii, pectoralis major and upper trapezius were recorded during salat and stretching movements. The recorded signals were then analyzed using root mean square analysis. The results indicate similar muscle contractions activities during salat and stretching exercise. Even though, the root mean square values during stretching exercise is higher, a t-test shows there is statistically no significant difference between these two movements

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2012.6498012
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: Salat; Stretching exercise; Electromyography; Muscle contractions activities
Depositing User: Azian Edawati Zakaria
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 03:40
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2015 03:40
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39271
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